Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 27, 1974 · Page 8
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 8

Panama City, Florida
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Thursday, June 27, 1974
Page 8
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Page 8A NEW&HERALD, Panama City,, Pla., Thursday, June 27,1974 Cartoonist Outdraws ionals ML PRE-4TN OF JULY SALE ALL GENERAL ELECTRIC AIR CONDITIONERS WILL BE ON SALE AT COST, PLUS FREIGHT CHARGES PLUS 10% LIMITED QUANTITIES ARE AVAILABLE. SALE STARTS THURSDAY, JUNE 27TH. GOODYEAR BUDGET TERMS - 90 DAYS CASH STEVE BRODNER: Scribbler makes good. NEW YORK Just for the heck of it, 19- year-old Steve Brodner, a second-year art student at New York's Cooper Union, entered a recent cartoon contest sponsored by The Population Institute, an organization concerned with the dangers of overpopulation. Two-hundred and fifty other cartoonists also entered, including Charles Addams and "Doonesbury" creator Gary Trudeau, but Brodner beat them all to the $1,500 first prize with his untitled depiction of a globe gradually overpeopling itself to death. Short, thin, with blue eyes, reddish hair and a certain kinship to Woody Allen, Brodner sat confidently in the offices of The Population Institute overlooking the East River and undertook this interview belligerently. "I don't like interviewing," he said. "I used to do it for my high school paper and now that I've been interviewed, I like it a lot less." The brashness, however, doesn't quite conceal the somewhat apprehensive personality underneath. And, despite the one-liner pattern know), Brodner speaks candidly about himself and his art. "I don't know what my father does," he explains, "because my parents have been divorced for 10 years and I don't see much of him. My mother, however, is a statistical analyst which is a very nice way of describing a secretary who's made it. She's a pretty incredible woman and there's no one I respect more." Born and bred in Brooklyn ("I've never been farther west than Nutley, New Jersey", "scribbling" is something Brodner always did, and by the time he entered Tilden High School, he was using editorial cartoons to communicate. "I've always had a big mouth and a great deal of trouble adjusting to things as they are. His idols in art range from Daumier, in whose work he sees "a tremendous amount of strength and power," to Goya to Thomas Nast. Nast was drawing at the time Boss Tweed was in power," he says, "and his job every day was to pick apart Tweed in Harper's magazine. The functions Nast served, his style and what he accomplished are things that should be aimed for." that shows in a sense what cartooning is about." And what life is about is no laughing matter, he says. "You've got to keep an over­ view of things. You're going to get old, and die and you've got to keep all these things in mind. If you> forget them, life Is going to remind you, pain­ fully." For the time being, though, he'll continue to go to the movies, juggle a -bit,,, read nonfictlon, earn money draw­ ing caricatures at parties at $2 a shot, and not think too much about the.future. As he says, "I'm just a beginner in life?. 325 E. 6TH ST. 763-4651 he quickly sets for Welding even the most innocuous ? |uestion (Q: What does your ather do? A: I really don't Brodner's sense of dispassionate commentary, however, is acute. "I want you to know," he says heatedly when asked about cartoons of his which are critical of President Nixon, "that if I felt Nixon had done something commendable, I would show that. You must go after the news and what's happening. You must not be prejudiced. It's very rare when I say anything good about Nixon, but as a journalist, I have to be fair." When he graduates from Cooper Union in two years, he might work for a newspaper, and then again he might not. "Right now I'm fascinated with motion pictures. I'm just enchanted by the process, the way things can be captured and held forever. "I like Chaplin and Keaton a lot. Those two fellows made very stark and definite statements through humor and really £ Street Merchants Selling Wares BERKELEY, Calif. (UPI) Five years ago, Jean Agress was a lone street merchant selling flowers on Berkeley's Telegraph Avenue. Today her wooden toys are only one display of wares by 200 sidewalk merchants. In addition to the arts and crafts vendors, about 17 regulars have creatively built vending carts they set up in front of the University of California campus, selling food and drinks that range from fresh orange juice and pretzels to tacos and hot Chinese dishes. A city ordinance allows a maximum of 400 licenses a year to crafts vendors plus 50 for food vendors. This year's license quota has almost been filled, and the city manager's office has a waiting list of 150 persons. The ordinance allows vendors to set up their sidewalk stores anywhere in commercially zoned areas in Berkeley, across the bay from San Francisco. But the prime vending spots have been concentrated on a 110-foot strip at the campus main gate and four blocks of Telegraph Avenue. Until about a month ago, because of the rapidly increasing competition among vendors, Agress, 27, had to be on the avenue as early as 1 a.m. Sometimes he stayed through the night in his sleeping bag to get the choicest spot for business. But a city-supported weekly • rotation system has been in operation the past month that assigns places for eight weeks at;a time. If he does not like his computer-assigned spot, he can go* to a nearby park at 10 a.m. ioi an open dally lottery among vendors to get a second choice. The rotation system is largely a "product of vendors themselves who proposed their alternative to the city. The sign-ups for assigned spots and the lotteries are all manned by volunteer vendors at the park, which in'the 1960s was the scene of bitter confrontations between police,.^students and street people. "The system is working surprisingly well," said Forrest Craven, assistant to the city manager. "There's tremendous community spirit among us," Agress said. "We almost are an ethnic group." Increased competition has greatly elevated the level of street craft quality, according to Agress. Until recently, he said, the artisans were treated like street people, grouped together with panhandlers and peddlers. Agress took out an $8,000 loan with .three other folks to buy woodworking machines a couple of years ago and now brings home about $80 a week from the sale of his toys at roughly half the storp prtpp, WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Water skiing is believed to have originated on the French Riviera during the 1920s and was practiced in the United States in 1927. 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